Hello!! We are a group of 26 St. Olaf students studying abroad in Australia for the semester. We will use this blog as a way to communicate with our families, friends and the St. Olaf community and describe all the fun stuff we get to do!! Australia offers opportunities for study that are unique on our planet for their diversity. This program starts in Melbourne during their late summer and moves northward into the warmer latitudes during the semester as their autumn season progresses. The program is on the move throughout the semester with stays ranging from two days to two weeks in a wide variety of places. Accommodations include university dormatories, hotels/motels, field stations and tent camping up to five days at two remote sites. All travel is in the eastern third of the country where the greatest diversity of natural habitats and human activity occur. We hope you enjoy following our blog!